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Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson, often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, playwright, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor, and lexicographer. He was a devout Anglican. Politically, he was a committed Tory. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography describes Johnson as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". He is the subject of James Boswell's... Read More

Born18 September 1709
(OS 7 September)
Lichfield, Staffordshire, England
Died13 December 1784 (aged 75)
London, England
OccupationLiterary critic, biographer, essayist, lexicographer, poet, playwright
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